https://www.duolingo.com/chrisfay

BIG List of Helpful 'Learning Spanish' Resources

This may or may not come in handy, but I thought I'd share a list of good resources that I've come across in my language studies. Duolingo is awesome, but of course it takes a village. I haven't read every book, movie, or resource in here so I can't vouch for all material (those I haven't yet were at least recommendations), but I have explored much of it. If you have any additional resources please do share.

Apologies for the lack of descriptions, there's just too many to go through and annotate so you'll have to do some exploration :)

<h1>General Tools/Resources</h1> <h1>YouTube Channels & Links</h1> <h1>Twitter Feeds to Follow</h1> <h1>Textbooks</h1> <h1>Standard books (non-textbook)</h1> <h1>Cuentos (short stories)</h1> <h1>News, Blogs, General Reading</h1> <h1>TV Stations to learn spanish</h1> <h1>Connect with Spanish speakers</h1> <h1>Podcasts</h1> <h1>Games</h1> <h1>Quora answers</h1> <h1>Applications/Tools</h1> <h1>Recommendations By Others</h1> <h1>Movies</h1> <h1>Great titles on IMDB</h1> <h1>A list of great comedy titles on IMDB</h1> <h1>Books</h1> <h1>Music</h1> <h1>Subjuntive</h1> <h1>Moral Support</h1>
5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/chrisrooot

I've been following this podcast for a few months now and it's been a huge help. I suggest checking it out! Current world news spoken very clearly and a bit slower, thankfully. Even includes a grammar "lesson" in each episode. :D

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/spanish-podcast/id305590390

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chrisfay

Great, thanks for sharing! I've added this to the list.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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I've never used these online games but: http://www.digitaldialects.com/Spanish.htm

http://www.quia.com/shared/spanish/

Oh, and also, how do you make the subtitles so big?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chrisfay

Are you familiar with Markdown? It's a plain-text formatting syntax that translates to HTML. I'm not sure to what degree Duolingo supports it in comments since there's no mention of it on the site that I see, but I gave it a quick test on this post and basic formatting does work. Check this out for syntax details http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dnovinc
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Someone wrote on reddit a list of things that work in Duolingo. The link is here with some examples of text formating: http://www.duolingo.com/comment/781395$comment_id=782959

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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Thanks, but this probably sounds really dumb, but I can't seem to find it.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chrisfay

Not dumb :)

There's nothing to 'find'. Markdown lets you add characters right in the body of your content so you don't need a wizzywig (what you see is what you get) editor. Basically, you just add certain formatting characters in your text and it automatically formats it into html when you save it. For example:

<h1>Example using '===' under this text</h1>

Example using '---' under this text

Does that make sense? If not, see this for more info http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/tools-and-tips/markdown-the-ins-and-outs/.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gagavuz
<h1>Hello world</h1>

one two three

whoa thanks man

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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Oh, so you can have an editor or do emthis/em

EDIT: Okay, never mind I'm really messed up today.

<h1>Or like this?</h1>

EDIT: Ok thanks! Figured it out! And sorry for spamming your notification bell (probably)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chrisfay

Cool, no worries!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LingPenguin
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There's lots of great stuff on here. I'd found the Coffee Break Spanish podcast a week or so ago, and I can vouch that it's very useful. I've only listened to the first five so far, but I am finding them very useful. I'm just looking forward to when I get to the "level 2" section, since there they have three podcasts in a row dedicated to "por" vs. "para", which I'm struggling with a fair amount ;P.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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I would put first : rae.es

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/espomama
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Thanks for sharing your list!

I also find that having a Facebook account in Spanish is quite helpful - my news feed is 99% Spanish, all my friends speak Spanish, and even my settings are in - you guessed it - Spanish.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lechuza-chouette
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Super! This list should be in a FAQ somewhere.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Writingsuus

Nice list :) As a game I would recommend Scribblenauts Unlimited. You can play and install this game in Spanish. It's a game with puzzles and you need to write down words to complete the puzzle.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chrisfay

Thanks for the suggestion, added to the list. I'll have to pick this up and give it a go.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LingPenguin
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Something that was posted in the Duo forums ( http://www.duolingo.com/comment/949583 to give credit to the person who posted) about readlang.com and it definitely deserves to be on this list. You can read a bunch of stuff in a bunch of languages, or import your own ebooks, and if you click on a word it'll translate, and it'll keep track of which words you have the most trouble with and drill them with you, with the frequency with which the words are used included in their algorithm. I thought it seemed interesting, and I've been having fun with it.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chrisfay

Great resource, thanks for sharing. I've added this to the list.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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Don't forget these links at wikia and perhaps you should also have your page referenced here: http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Spanish

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeacockBlue
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There's another great site for Spanish learners, especially for clearing up doubts on grammar and vocab. Here's a page from it, providing a full list of False Friends in Spanish: http://www.elearnspanishlanguage.com/vocabulary/falsosamigos.html

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VStarTraveler

Great list! I've made good use of a very few of those and the iTranslate app on my phone, but didn't know about 98% of them. I've saved it in my study Word file and notebook for future reference with your name on it. Thanks for putting it together.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chrisfay

You bet! Hope it comes in handy :)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lyarra
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Incredible list of resources. Thanks for posting. :)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ScottON

For Spanish games and a more immersive experience change the language of your smart phone to the target language.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex
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Fantastic list! I will start learning Spanish intensively in 2 or 3 years. Does anybody have a similiar (even much smaller) list for learning French, too?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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https://www.duolingo.com/JennyWensing

Thanks a lot - great list of resources!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/permanentexile

I like the game mindsnacks! Spanish among other languages like Chinese and Japanese are offered too.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chrisfay

Yes, totally forgot about this. I've played this on IOS and find it really helpful for vocab. Thanks, added to the list.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/s_owla

¡muchas gracias! :D

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

Thanks sooo much for the list!!! Sorry to bother you more, but do you know any good sites for learning Japanese?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vietnam
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Thanks for this list ... and for continually updating it. I'm leaving a comment so that I can find it again.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lindafraser
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This is a wonderful list, thank you. I hope that DL has added or will add it as a sticky for all would-be Spanish learners.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/languagemonkey2

Great . . . lingots for you!

Some sources I would recommend:

"501 Spanish Verbs" by Christopher Kendris. Really helpful for learning verbs, but looks a bit complicated at first glance (I had to go step by step). Really helped my spanish.

On youtube, users "lightspeed spanish" and "Easy Languages" - really useful.

https://www.youtube.com/user/LightSpeedSpanish https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5UIoabheFMo9oB_AF7JftV34ecOalvM

Hope this helps.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nepal16

Great, thanks for sharing!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jesus849123
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More Helpful 'Learning Spanish' Resources

Real television

TelemedinaCanal9

4114 videos

These videos are authentic, with real native people, they are not artists or teachers. Learn appreciated Castilian accent

https://www.youtube.com/user/TelemedinaCanal9

;):)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jeff.suter

Excellent list. Hope this thread stays active and is used as a vital resource by everyone in this community for a long time to come.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathan--
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I've found http://www.newsinslowspanish.com/ and its sister site, http://www.newsinslowspanish.com/latino/?force_switch, to be great resources for listening comprehension. I typically listen to the podcast, then review the flashcards available for each episode, which translate most of the harder vocabulary, then listen to the podcast again. I (at least) feel like my comprehension is improving sharply.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chrisfay

Thanks for sharing! I've added these to the Podcast section of the list.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AwkwardCactus

oh yeah!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Allen4608

Thanks Chris for all this information

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MomoDaMonkey

i did a mini one of this

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nepal16

Can you send me some information link for spanish writing for the conversation writing in email, professional writing for travel and tourism

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/durasplice
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I am doing Memrise as well as Duoling. Thanks for the tips I will look through your suggestions.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VolkanElci

This topic is simply amazing. Thank you very much

10 months ago
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